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than 1,000 foreign fighters are streaming into Syria each month, a
rate that has so far been unchanged by airstrikes against the
Islamic State and efforts by other countries to stem the flow of
departures, according to U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism
The magnitude of the ongoing migration suggests that the
U.S.-led air campaign has neither deterred significant numbers of
militants from traveling to the region nor triggered a spike in the
rate of travel among Muslim populations inflamed by American
“The flow of fighters making their way to Syria remains
constant, so the overall number continues to rise,” a U.S.
intelligence official said. U.S. officials cautioned, however, that
there is a lag in the intelligence being examined by the CIA and
other spy agencies, meaning it could be weeks before a change
who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative
for the virus ventured out of her home in Maine and took a bike
ride on Thursday, defying a quarantine order and setting up a legal
collision with state authorities.
Attorneys for Kaci Hickox, 33, said they had not yet been served
with a court order to enforce a 21-day quarantine - matching the
virus's maximum incubation period - but remained prepared to fight
such an order if necessary.
Hickox left her home in the small Maine town of Fort Kent, along
the Canadian border, and television news images showed her taking a
morning bicycle ride with her boyfriend. Hickox has given the state
a deadline of Thursday to lift an order that she remain at home
until Nov. 10, or she will go to court.
“It’s a beautiful day for a bike ride,” said Hickox, dressed in
bike gear including a helmet as she headed out for a three-mile (5
km) ride while police stationed outside her house stood by without
trying to stop her, according to local media.
crashed into a FlightSafety building at Mid-Continent Airport in
Wichita, Kansas, the airport confirmed, killing at least four
people inside, leaving five hurt and at least five unaccounted for,
Witnesses reported the plane down around 10 a.m. Central Time
Thursday. The airport described it as a small plane.
Some 100 people were inside the FlightSafety International
building at the time of the crash, fire officials said. The
business provides flight training and has several simulators
Thomas Michael Menino, who insisted a mayor doesn’t need a grand
vision to lead, then went on to shepherd Boston’s economy and shape
the skyline and the very identity of the city he loved through an
unprecedented five consecutive terms in City Hall, died Thursday.
He was 71 and was diagnosed with advanced cancer not long after
leaving office at the beginning of this year.
“Visionaries don’t get things done,” he once said, crisply
separating himself from politicians who gaze at distant horizons
and imagine what might be. Leaving to others the lofty rhetoric of
Boston as the Athens of America, he took a decidedly ground-level
view of the city on a hill, earning himself a nickname for his
intense focus on the nuts and bolts of everyday life: the urban
An Ebola nurse went bike riding with her boyfriend Thursday
morning, defying state orders to remain at home for 21 days.
Kaci Hickox, who recently treated Ebola patients in West Africa,
told reporters late Wednesday that day-long negotiations had failed
to resolve a deadlock over the state's instructions.
The 33-year-old nurse, who earlier vowed to ignore the state
order beginning Thursday, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, donned
helmets, stepped off the front porch of his rural house and rode
off on bicycles, followed by state police.
Without a court order, troops do not have the authority to
NATO intercepted at least 19 Russian aircraft flying far outside
Russia's airspace today, worrying the organization's officials.
"These sizable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air
activity over European airspace," NATO said in a statement released
The Russian fighter jets and bombers were seen flying in three
different regions. The intercepts came a week after widespread
reports that a Russian submarine may have been spotted off the
coast of Sweden.
Nurse Kaci Hickox — who remains symptom-free after spending
three days in a New Jersey isolation tent after flying home from
Ebola-stricken West Africa — remains under quarantine at home in
Maine, but for only another day, she tells TODAY's Matt
“I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines. I remain appalled
by these home quarantine policies that have been forced upon me,
even though I am in perfectly good health and feeling strong and
have been this entire time completely symptom free,” said Hickox,
who wouldn’t emerge from Maine’s 21-day voluntary quarantine until
“I truly believe this policy is not scientifically nor
constitutionally just, and so I’m not going to sit around and be
bullied around by politicians and be forced to stay in my home when
I am not a risk to the American public.”
A fast-growing, short-term alternative to ObamaCare that allows
customers to get cheap, one-year policies could put the
government-subsidized plan into a death spiral.
The plans, the only ones allowed for sale outside of ObamaCare
exchanges, generally cost less than half of what similar ObamaCare
policies cost, and are increasing in popularity as uninsured
Americans learn they are required to get health coverage. The catch
-- that the policies only last for a year -- is not much of a
deterrent, given that customers can always sign up for ObamaCare if
their short-term coverage is not renewed.